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September 22, 2011

Two Magnolia State hoops prospects commit

Two of Miississippi's top high school boy basketball players made their college choices this week.

Pearl High School standout Twymond Howard committed to play his college basketball at UTEP on Tuesday. Wayne County F Raeford Worsham committed to Arkansas State on Monday.

Howard, Rivals No. 69 ranked player in the class of 2012 and the No. 3 ranked player in the Magnolia State's Class of 2012 by the Mississippi Hoop Report, decided on UTEP after take a visit there this past weekend. A 6-foot-6 physical and athletic wing forward, Howard, can really score the ball, averaging over 23 points per game his junior year. He also received interest from Arkansas, West Virginia, Ole Miss, Marquette, Southern Mississippi, Louisiana Tech and Tulane.

Worsham, a 6-foot-4 wing, is the No. 8 ranked player in the class of 2012 by the Mississippi Hoop Report. An athletic slasher who can play multiple positions, Worsham averaged 18 points and 10 rebounds for the Wayne County's 5A state championship team last year.

Worsham, whose committment also came after a weekend visit to Jonesboro, also received interest from Murray State, Louisiana Tech, South Alabama, Troy, Jackson State and Southeastern Louisiana.

Howard and Worsham are the fourth and fifth members of Mississippi's class of 2012 to make verbal commitments to a school joining Gavin Ware of Starkville High and Fred Thomas of Jim Hill (Jackson) High with verbal commitments to Mississippi State and McDarion Abron of Canton High to Alcorn State.

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